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Adilbek Sabituly Niyazymbetov (Kazakh: Әділбек Сәбитұлы Ниязымбетов; born 19 May 1989)[1] is an Uzbekistani-born amateur light-heavyweight boxer who competes for Kazakhstan. He won silver medals at the world championships in 2011 and 2013 and at the Summer Olympics in 2012 and 2016.

Adilbek Niyazymbetov
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Personal information
Native nameӘділбек Сәбитұлы Ниязымбетов
NationalityKazakh
Born (1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 (age 30)
Nukus, Uzbekistan
ResidenceAktau, Kazakhstan
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Sport
Country Kazakhstan
SportBoxing
Event(s)light heavyweight
Coached byMyrzagali Aitzhanov (national) Marat Jakiyev (personal)

CareerEdit

At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he qualified for the Olympics by winning silver. He beat Jeysson Monroy, Meng Fanlong and Elshod Rasulov but lost the final to Cuban Julio César la Cruz.

At the 2012 Olympics he beat Carlos Góngora from Ecuador, Iranian Ehsan Rouzbahani 13–10, and Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk 13:13 on countback before losing the final to Russian favorite Egor Mekhontsev 15:15, again on countback.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he beat Mikhail Dauhaliavets, Teymur Mammadov and Joshua Buatsi before losing to Julio César La Cruz in the final.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adilbek Niyazymbetov. AIBA
  2. ^ "Adilbek Niyazymbetov Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 6 March 2018.